January 18, 2010
The Greatest Photo in the History of Baseball
There are two things I'd love to see happen in terms of new applications of current technology:
1. Historical map overlays for Google Maps.
2. 3-D webcam projections for older Topps products, specifically Topps Attax: 1982 Topps Stickers
I can't believe that I've been alive for almost 31 years and didn't know that this photo of Mark Clear existed. His hair is breaking the dimensional plane at such an angle that it's almost like you could reach out and feel its sweaty, greasy split ends. Incredible. Right, onto the packs.
Pack 37: NL All-Star Andre Dawson, Kirk Gibson, George Brett, Milt May, Bob Forsch
Pack 38: Doug Flynn, Leon Durham, NL All-Star Steve Carlton, Mike Norris, Gary Gray
Pack 39: Steve McCatty, Steve Henderson, Warren Cromartie, Danny Darwin, Dwight Evans
Pack 40: Alan Trammell, Fred Lynn, Julio Cruz, Mickey Hatcher, Billy Almon
Pack 41: George Hendrick, Jerry Mumphrey, John Mayberry, Steve Rogers, Gary Matthews
Pack 42: Len Barker Highlight, John Castino, Don Baylor, Pete Rose Highlight, 1981 World Series Game 6
Pack 43: Greg Luzinski, AL All-Star Carlton Fisk, Terry Puhl, Bob Knepper, Tony Armas
Pack 44: Willie Wilson, Bob Grich, Steve Garvey, Bruce Sutter, Tony Bernazard
Pack 45: Tim Raines Highlight, Otto Velez, Carl Yastrzemski Highlight, Carney Lansford, Mark Clear
Pack 46: Glenn Hubbard, Craig Reynolds, Ken Forsch, Mike Hargrove, Bill Buckner
Well, I'm back down on earth at 16/50 after going 50/50 on new stickers. That's to be expected, I guess . . . What's more interesting is that I still haven't received a Padre in a pack yet, nor a League Leader . . . I finally got a World Series sticker, and I'm decidedly underwhelmed, especially after the silver and gold foil of the AL and NL All-Star stickers . . . Are Ken and Bob Forsch twins? They are so similar it's hard to believe they're not the same person.